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to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that i became the president" he said "and we need to go forward with the new steps, not backwards." but only 52% of egyptians voted for the president. now many of those who didn't worry that mr. morsi wants to stifle democracy and impose his own islamist vision on the country. >> mason: we're joined by holly williams in cairo. holly, given the scale of the protests, is there any sign morsi might change his mind? >
, she says the new measure that is temporary and not anti-democratic, because mr. morsi wants 52 percent of the vote in the, won 52 percent of the presidential election. >> it is the same with obama, it is everywhere, democracy means that of course there will be a specific percentage for 1 and 1 shall win, but after a the election it is over. now, all of the protesters have to wait for years for the one who is elected, the president to support him, until he proves he will succeed or not. >> but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive branches of government and then made himself immune to judicial oversight. >> it is that consolidation of power that makes some he jinxes not only angry, but fearful. >> dr. shdi, led protests during the revolution that yeers that toppled the long time dictator hosni mubarek. >> now, he feels betrayed. >> he swore when he was elected and he was sworn to respect the law and the constitution that he has been elected. >> both president morsi's supervisor all righters and his critics are planning more protests next week if they ag
's expanded role. the spokesperson says it's temporary and not democrat because mr. morsi won 52% of the vote in the presidential election. >> it's everywhere. democracy is, of course -- after the election, it's over. they would all have to wait for years for the one who is elected to president till he proves whether he will succeed for not. >> reporter: but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive blanches of government, then made himself immune to judicial oversight. it's that consolidation of power that makes some egyptians not only angry but fearful. dr. habb led protests during the egyptian revolution last year that toppled the country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. now he feels betrayed. >> he has sworn to respect the constitution. >> reporter: they are planning more protests next week. if they, again, turn violent, that's worrying, because for decades, egypt has been a pillar of stabbability here in the middle east. but now that the country has been through a democrat election, egypt is riddled with differences. >>> investigators in the west bank are
including human rights activists interpret mr. morsi's powers very differently. >> he keeps promising that this is only for the next six or seven months but there are also no guarantees that the new constitution will respect fundamental rights. >> reporter: almost two years after this country's revolution ended decades of dictatorship, egypt's young democracy hangs in the balance. >> pelley: holly williams is just above tahrir square in cairo tonight. holly, you mentioned it's been nearly two years since the revolution. what's happening with the constitution? when is it going to be written? >> well, it's being drafted by a committee. they've been working on it for several months. i spoke to one of the committee members today said they should have a final draft within days and it could be put to a referendum early next year. the problem is there have been constant complaints that too many of the committee members are hard line islamists who want a much bigger role for religion in government and, in fact, this month two dozen more liberal members of the committee quit over that issue. t
square in central cairo. mr. morsi is make iing a politi gamble that most people here will vote for a constitution that represents his own more conservative views but in doing so he has infuriated many other egyptians. for "cbs this morning," holly williams, cairo. >>> back here in the united states, many people up and down the west coast are keeping a close eye on a triple threat of storms. northern california is getting drenched this morning. and forecasters say even worse weather is yet to come. carter evans is in soggy sacramento. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. right now much of northern california is under a flood warning. this is the second of three major storms to hit the area. and already overnight here in sacramento, we've seen up to 2 1/2" of rainfall. this is the storm northern california has been bracing for. forecasters say this downpour has the potential for widespread damage. >> friday is going to be bad. sunday is going to be even worse. >> reporter: here is why californians are worried. it's not a single storm but a one, two, three punch. increasing th
times called egypt's new president mohamed morsi to ask what it would take to stop the violence. mr. obama then sent secretary of state clinton to the middle east. the violence in gaza has forced the administration back into the middleman role it seemed to abandon last year when two years of work by middle east special envoy george mitchell came up empty. but now under the threat of war the u.s. sees little choice except to step in. secretary clinton will ask the palestinians to stop the rocket attacks and ask israel to offer more hope of a longer term peace agreement. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of the israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: the crucial player now is president morsi of egypt whose islamist government openly supports hamas because the u.s. and israel see hamas as a terrorist organization, morsi is essentially the go-between. this is new ground for both the president and the secretary of state. regional and popular support for hamas and the palestinians has never bee
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